NECKARSULM, Germany – Credit synergy and experience with the very hands-on production process Audi AG uses to create its budget-minded R8 super car. Synergy, because the sports coupe uses some components and production methods courtesy of Lamborghini SpA, the Italian exotic-car builder that, like Audi, is owned by Volkswagen AG. Experience, because the aluminum intensive R8 owes much about its construction and fabrication techniques to Audi’s aluminum-bodied A8 flagship sedan. ...

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